Cornell College offers an attractive merit scholarship program. Many of our students earn academic scholarships, ranging in value from $10,000 to full tuition. Fine arts scholarships and awards range in value from $500 to $25,000, and are awarded to students regardless of major.
Scholarship applications and additional information
- Academic scholarships for first-year students
- Academic scholarships for transfer students
- Fine arts scholarships
- Outside scholarships
General scholarship guidelines
All students admitted to Cornell are eligible for Cornell scholarships. Scholarship recipients often qualify for additional need-based financial assistance, including grants, work-study programs and loans. Scholarships are renewable annually if you make satisfactory academic progress, with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.
Scholarship decisions and notification
Scholarship decisions will be based on your overall attractiveness as a candidate for admission and on the date you submitted your application. You are not guaranteed an award simply by satisfying the eligibility criteria associated with a particular scholarship, and in some cases you may be offered a scholarship at a higher or lower level than your eligibility would indicate. You may be awarded a combination of a Cornell scholarship and award, though the award will be limited in value to $4,000 or less.
Academic scholarship notifications are made at the time of admission. For students who choose to audition for a music scholarship, notification of an academic or music scholarship will occur once the music audition process is complete.